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PostPosted: 22 Oct 2010 12:43 
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Can I ask anyone - What age is too young to start teaching your child Karate? (Whats the normal start age for sending them to lessons)


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PostPosted: 22 Oct 2010 20:50 
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hmmm well when i was younger and i used to do karate there were 5 year olds there :D

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PostPosted: 22 Oct 2010 21:12 
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William is two but I had thought 4-6 was about right


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PostPosted: 22 Oct 2010 21:26 
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I know three year old's that have attended karate classes, but they don't have the attention span or concentration for it. I'd say from 5 upwards, as then they're more likely to follow and understand instructions and appreciate that there is discipline involved and it isn't about hurting people!

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PostPosted: 22 Oct 2010 21:34 
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Thanks Sel & Yummymummy
Finished all the Christmas present shopping today! Am glad it's all finished:)


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PostPosted: 22 Oct 2010 21:40 
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:shock: :shock: :shock:

Well done you! I haven't even started mine!!!! :?

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PostPosted: 23 Oct 2010 22:16 
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finished most of mine just got a few more prezzies to get like my my mum and the boys and the oh
oh and i got to get a new xmas tree :lol:
sel time is running out :shock:

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PostPosted: 24 Oct 2010 09:06 
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I was 6 when I started and Heather was 3. Different karate expect different ages, it depends on whether it is a Kata based type or fight based. We went to Shoto Khan which was all about defence and Kata and very little emphasis on the actual fighting. Also as we got older, our instructor used to take us every week to teach us self defence if we ever got attacked - just us girls though :)
I would love to go back to Karate, but cant find any Shoto Khan classes near me :(
I remember one of the girls we went with, wanted to start fighting in competitions and Mr Russell was horrified - he was totally against her competing as Karate was not meant to hurt people, but to defend yourself. hmmmmmm we were like Mr Miagi from Karate kid :lol:
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Most Martial arts want the children to be 5, I know at Adams Kung Fu they can start at 5 but cant grade until they are 6. Hannah is desperate to start but isnt 5 until Dec and will probably wait until she is 5 and a half.

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Thanks Fiffes & Nemo - really good to know. I have boy & girl and would like them both to learn self defence when they're older


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